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Common Goldeneye Landing in a Foggy Mist

March 02, 2021 - Four males and a female common goldeneye flying in on Lake Evergreen with a thin mist on the lake. I believe there is a...
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Sea of Starlings

January 20, 2021 - This sea of starlings wasn't easy to capture but I love the results of this image. Beauty among the chaos of wings, feat...
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Field of Starlings in the Snow

January 19, 2021 - When I found this field of spent sunflowers, I didn't anticipate the number of birds that were feeding in the field and...
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Flying in a Winter Wonderland

January 03, 2021 - What a beautiful morning it was at Dawson Lake this morning. I spent several hours making images. Here is the first of m...
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Louie and Lady the House Wrens

July 08, 2020 - We have a couple of house wrens that took up residence in my mom and dad's old bird house that I put up in our backyard...
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Swainson's Thrush

May 29, 2020 - The various thrush species are some of the trickiest for me to identify. I usually need to look them up once I can get a...
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Social Distancing

May 02, 2020 - Peaceful landscape of a fisherman passing the time alone on the lake.
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Pied-billed Grebe on Glassy Water

April 26, 2020 - Sometimes you just get lucky with the right conditions and angle to get a nice reflection. Here is a beautiful little pi...
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Red-winged Blackbird Midcall

April 23, 2020 - Red-winged black bird is such an iconic sign of spring in Central, IL. I love hearing their call while driving down a co...
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Tree Swallow on the Lookout

April 21, 2020 - This tree swallow was watching several others darting around over the water waiting for his moment to join the fun.
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Red-bellied Woodpecker Working the Tree

April 21, 2020 - I caught a nice side profile of this red-bellied woodpecker as he was working on this tree as you can see by the multipl...
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Swamp Sparrow Reflection

April 20, 2020 - Swamp sparrow checking out the water and giving me a nice chance to get a reflection images. Such a handsome little bird...
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Posing Yellow-rumped Warbler

April 20, 2020 - This little warbler sat out on this old log and posed just long enough to take this colorful portrait.
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Tree Swallows Sunning on a Limb

April 19, 2020 - Check out the way these tree swallows glisten in the sun. When they finally sit still for a moment, you can really obser...
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Scoter with Scaups

April 18, 2020 - I may need help with identifying this bird in front. I believe this is a Surf Scoter? I believe the other two are Lesser...
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A Conversation Between Cormorants

April 09, 2020 - Sometimes photographing these diving waterfowl is like playing whack a mole. They pop up and dive down and usually never...
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Cormorants at Sunset

April 08, 2020 - Several Cormorants chilling in a tree at sunset makes for a beautiful scene.
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Two Ruddy Ducks and a Pelican

April 06, 2020 - I managed to catch two Ruddy Ducks in this scene with the pelican. I didn't know what they were when I first took the im...
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3 Amigos of Pelicans

April 04, 2020 - The Pelicans on Lake Evergreen haven't been as photogenic, choosing to stay just out of photo range. I have many images...
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American Coots on the Run

April 03, 2020 - Unfortunately many of these water fowl are easily spooked as was the case with these American Coots. As soon as I turned...
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Mine

April 02, 2020 - This was a fun interaction to capture. I was getting images of Red-breasted Merganser and Cormorants as they were fishin...
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Pelicans in a Row

March 27, 2020 - Landscape of 3 Great White Pelicans in a row on a beautiful evening.
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Great Blue Heron Fish Sequence 1

March 26, 2020 - There are many wonders in this world but the everyday events in nature are some of the most inspiring to me. This is a s...
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Cute Northern Shoveler Couple

March 22, 2020 - I got a really great angle on this northern shoveler couple for a nice reflection as they swam by. It was a challenge be...
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Northern Shovelers in Flight

March 22, 2020 - This is an image I made yesterday (3-21-20) at Lake Evergreen. There were several groups of Northern Shovelers wading th...
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Checking Her Out

March 19, 2020 - Here is another image of the male ring-necked pheasant I photographed yesterday but this time with the female in the sho...
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Inquisitive Bird

March 16, 2020 - Every now and then these eagles fly by with some inquisitive glances. Here is an eagle giving me that look.
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Due for a Mani

March 16, 2020 - Great form, beautiful tail drag, on target...if only it could have had a manicure before the photoshoot.
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Natural Power and Grace

March 16, 2020 - This all happens so fast that I feel very fortunate to have caught this exact moment at this angle with that perfect gol...
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Cedar Waxwing 47

January 05, 2020 - What a gift I received on Nation Bird Day. I was a bit bummed this winter break that I wasn't able to get images of my b...
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Controlling the Skies

February 17, 2017 - There is no questioning who is in charge when this eagle patrols the skies above the Mississippi. There are literally th...
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Fiercely Determined and Focused

January 28, 2017 - Check out the determination and focus on this eagle. They can look so intense and fierce when they are on the hunt. All...
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The Launch

January 25, 2017 - I managed to capture this image of this eagle taking off from the tree it was perched on. It all happened so fast that o...
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Golden Hour Light on an Eagle

January 24, 2017 - I'm digging the golden hour light that this eagle is basking in. This is the color straight out of the camera. I've view...
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Powerful Eagle Black and White

January 22, 2017 - I felt it was time for a good black and white image and this eagle image screamed black and white to me. I love the cont...
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Beautiful Day for this Eagle

January 21, 2017 - Beautiful light was illuminating this beautiful bald eagle as it soared among the 100's of waterfowl on the river this c...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Showing Off

January 20, 2017 - Feast your eyes on this gorgeous juvenile bald eagle in action! It had no problem swooping in and getting this fish. Wha...
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Head On with an Eagle

January 17, 2017 - Love when I get these "eye-contact" moments especially when the eagle is flying right at me.
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Eagle Just Missed

January 14, 2017 - Check out this handsome looking eagle...he just missed getting a fish, but he managed to swing around and get it the sec...
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Impressive Flyover

January 11, 2017 - Maybe not my cleanest image ever, but it sure demonstrates the imposing presence these eagles make flying overhead this...
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Three's a Crowd

January 09, 2017 - A sunny perch on a cold afternoon...although it looks like one is really letting the other have it. Its fun to watch the...
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Low Perspective of an Eagle Fishing

January 08, 2017 - This is one of my favorite images from my shoot on Jan. 6th. It was late in the day and the light was getting low (that...
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Eagle Examining the Catch

January 07, 2017 - I'm loving this moment captured of the bald eagle checking out the fish and making sure it has a good grip. Such a cool...
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1st Bald Eagle Image of 2017 001

January 06, 2017 - I was able to return to my happy place along the Mississippi River today at Lock and Dam 14 to photograph my favorite wi...
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Curious Little Hummingbird

September 13, 2016 - This little hummingbird and I made eye contact for just a split second and luckily I pressed the shutter button at the r...
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Common Buckeye Butterfly in Warm Light

September 10, 2016 - How about the warm glow of light on this Common Buckeye Butterfly? I'll take God's natural light any day of the week.
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Hummingbird in a Golden Wonderland

September 10, 2016 - It is pretty astounding to see the sun hit these fields creating a golden pasture. If you sit and just watch, you can se...
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Peering Wings of a Common Buckeye Butterfly

September 06, 2016 - Beautiful Buckeye Butterfly nestled in the allium blooms soaking in warm afternoon sunlight. The markings on the wings a...
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Liftoff

September 05, 2016 - There is something inspiring about watching these tiny hummingbirds go about their business. They are fast and fearless...
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Soaring in Rare Air

April 18, 2016 - Its been quite some time since I've edited and uploaded an image. This was another eagle image from back on Jan. 18th. N...
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Strong American Eagle

April 03, 2016 - I love this pose and side profile of the eagle's head and eye. I am careful when making black and white images not to ma...
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Locked On and Loaded

April 02, 2016 - This eagle is locked on to the target and talons are loaded and ready to grab a fish. I love the focus and determination...
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Stunning Flyover

April 01, 2016 - Love when they fly over so close that I can see the details of these birds. Even that fish is in awe!
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Soaring Just Before Dusk

March 29, 2016 - A beautiful bird enjoying soaring at dusk before the sun sets.
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A Beautiful Flyby

March 28, 2016 - All flybys by the eagle are beautiful but when they dip low enough to see across the tops of their wings, it is spectacu...
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Risen on High

March 27, 2016 - Happy Easter!
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Eagle Diving in Blue Skies

March 26, 2016 - A diving eagle is a sight to behold; add in the great lighting illuminating the wings and blue skies and you have an unb...
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Eagle's Look of Determination

March 25, 2016 - For me, there is nothing better than a dramatic black and white image, which isn't always easy to do with some of these...
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Eagle Looking Over his Shoulder

March 24, 2016 - Eagles have to be alert, especially when fishing with other eagles around. This eagle was watching for other eagles...pr...
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Soaring so Peacfully

March 22, 2016 - American Bald Eagles soar so effortlessly and peacefully. I could just watch them for hours, it is so relaxing.
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Beautiful Eagle at the Golden Hour

March 21, 2016 - When everything goes just right...camera and lens are dialed in, lighting is perfect, weather conditions just right with...
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Majestic Soaring Eagle

March 20, 2016 - What a beautiful adolescent American bald eagle! This bird is probably 3-4 years old but wow, what a beautiful bird!
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Showing Off Some Serious Skills

March 18, 2016 - Not my sharpest image but I love the moment caught here. This young American bald eagle is showing off some serious fish...
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Holding on Tight

March 17, 2016 - This bald eagle has a tight grip on a fresh catch and doesn't plan to let go anytime soon. This is a young bird but has...
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Eagle Smiling into the Sun

March 16, 2016 - I believe this eagle appears to be smiling while enjoying the warmth of the sun on its face. I love finding art in natur...
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An Eagle Among the Rocks

March 15, 2016 - These rocky banks make for a beautiful backdrop for this eagle. This image might go down as one of my personal favorites...
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Eagle Diving Along the Banks of the Mississippi

March 14, 2016 - Loving this stunning eagle as it swoops down and just misses a fish before it rises from the water just off the banks al...
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Trying to Eat in Privacy

March 13, 2016 - I was able to sneak this image of an American Bald Eagle trying to eat mid-flight behind extended wings. I don't blame t...
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Beauty

March 12, 2016 - I can't express how much fun it is to leave early in the morning with the hope of seeing, let alone photographing, these...
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Dramatic B&W Eagle

March 11, 2016 - Today felt like a good day for a moody, yet brilliant black and white edit. The shadows add a little mood to the face of...
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Uh...You Have Something in Your Teeth

March 10, 2016 - This bald eagle ended up with a few feathers in the beak...how embarrassing! The funky shadows on this bird on the right...
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On Mighty Wings of Eagles

March 09, 2016 - On mighty wings of eagles indeed...such incredible, strong, resilient birds. They demand respect as they patrol American...
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American Bald Eagle: Fishing Pose

March 08, 2016 - Here is a classic fishing pose as the bald eagle glides in for a fish it has spotted.
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American Bald Eagle: In Flight Profile

March 07, 2016 - Here is a profile view of an eagle in flight...love when that eagle gives a dark-wing background for a side profile shot...
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American Bald Eagle: Freeing the Moment-2

March 06, 2016 - Here is a unique image showing an American Bald Eagle fully laying out after snagging a fish. Check out the talons and w...
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Young Flyer

March 05, 2016 - How impressive is this young bald eagle looking in flight? This young eagle is probably in its 4th year. The head and ta...
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Spectacular Diving Eagle

March 04, 2016 - I'm so thankful for the opportunity and the ability to capture these majestic creatures. Seeing them first hand is an in...
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Swooping In

March 03, 2016 - I love when they swoop low enough for me to get a glimpse and photo of their wing feathers...so incredible that it leave...
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Wing Span and Talons Extended

March 02, 2016 - Love this dramatic pose of the eagle grabbing the fish with wings fully open and talons fully stretched. Like many thing...
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Witnessing Perfection

March 01, 2016 - I love watching these eagles soar and maneuver through the sky with ease. I also love watching them perched in trees eat...
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What a Catch

February 28, 2016 - Check out this massive fish that this eagle is flying with. The wings are working extra hard to try and lift this catch.
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Juvenile American Bald Eagle in Flight

February 27, 2016 - This Juvenile American Bald Eagle posed perfectly for me. I love how he turned to expose the beautiful underbelly and wi...
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American Bald Eagle on High

February 26, 2016 - Nothing more magical than seeing a spectacular specimen like this American Bald Eagle soaring high in the Midwestern blu...
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Brilliant B&W Baldie

February 26, 2016 - I really like this pose for the black and white with the wing offering a darker backdrop for the eagle's white head. Suc...
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The Screaming Eagle

February 24, 2016 - I haven't used Photoshop much over the years, preferring to stick with Lightroom as my main editing software. It isn't t...
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Soaring In Golden Light

February 23, 2016 - I love how this bald eagle reflects the golden sunlight separating it from the background of trees on the hills from the...
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A Force of Nature

February 22, 2016 - The American Bald Eagle is certainly a force of nature yet one of the most beautiful creatures ever created. I simply lo...
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My Fish

February 21, 2016 - I dare any other eagle to try and take this fish from this bird...not going to happen! Look how determined it is!
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Happy Eagle with its Catch

February 20, 2016 - Check out this happy, soaring eagle with a prized fish ready to eat. It doesn't get much better than this for this bird.
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Beautiful Bird of Prey

February 19, 2016 - Something so beautiful yet so efficient at catching and killing its prey...nature is incredible.
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Fish Won't Know What Hit Him

February 18, 2016 - As fast as this eagle was going, there is no way a fish would stand a chance...such and incredible bird!
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The Magnificent Mississippi River Bald Eagle

February 17, 2016 - This gorgeous adult bald eagle makes a pass along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
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Young Eagle Get it Under Control

February 16, 2016 - This young eagle, maybe a few years old, is still perfecting the art of the catch. You can see it looks a little clumsy...
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Keeping an Eye on the Prize

February 15, 2016 - A remarkable and fun thing to observe is the way these large eagles are able to pivot their entire body and wings while...
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Standing on Water

February 14, 2016 - A fraction of a second is what it takes to capture a moment like this with the eagle splashing down on a fish with its p...
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Artful Portrait of an Eagle

February 13, 2016 - I love nature and I love art...every now and again the two collide resulting in an image that I fall in love with. I lov...
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A Stony Stare

February 12, 2016 - Imagine this massive bird barreling down on you with wings fully extended (7 feet) and weighing in at around 10lbs with...
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Foggy Morning on the Mississippi

February 11, 2016 - I usually like to get to the Mississippi River fairly early despite the poor lighting it offers early. The best lighting...
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Just a Fistful of Fish

February 10, 2016 - Even finding this small fish will go a long way to helping this eagle sustain what it needs for survival. Every bit help...
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Eagle Gliding in Blue Skies

February 09, 2016 - Oh to be able to glide like an eagle! The very symbol they represent is the feeling they must enjoy as they own the skie...
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Anglers of the Air

February 08, 2016 - It is quite amazing how well built these bald eagles are at fishing. They are a true master angler of the air.
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Witness my Mighty Wings

February 07, 2016 - The wings of the American Bald Eagle never cease to amaze me. I'm not sure if any image can fully capture how amazing th...
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Illuminated American Bald Eagle

February 06, 2016 - When the sun catches those underbelly feathers and wings of the bald eagle, it is like the heavens open and pure gold re...
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A Most Beautiful Attack

February 05, 2016 - I'm not sure, in all of nature, if there is a more beautiful attack by one animal on another for survival than a bald ea...
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A Wave of the Wing

February 04, 2016 - Here is a close-up fly-by where the eagle tipped his wing up for me as if to say, "check me out" and give a little wave.
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Brilliant Fly-Over

February 03, 2016 - When I see a fly-over like this, I do everything in my power to keep the camera and lens on the eagle and my finger on t...
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A Part of Their World

February 02, 2016 - It is an honor to be around these wild eagles as they soar, dive, and fish and allow us to observe and photograph their...
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Close Encounters

February 01, 2016 - You should hear me as I'm trying to photograph an eagle that flies withing 30 feet of me...I start giggling like a schoo...
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Focused on Survival

January 31, 2016 - The only thing on this eagle's mind is survival. They must continue to find and eat through the winter months to sustain...
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Powerful Eagle Wings

January 30, 2016 - When I look at this image, I can't but think about how powerful eagle's wings must be. They aren't small birds but those...
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Diving Up Close

January 29, 2016 - I'm blessed to be able to see a bald eagle diving this close but to be able to photograph it is just special.
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Banking into the Beautiful Light

January 28, 2016 - I was thankful for this eagle turning back into the perfect late afternoon sunlight...like a painting.
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Backlit Bald Beauty

January 27, 2016 - I don't mind back-lit images, especially when they add this nice rim light to the eagle's wings and head. This bird is h...
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A Full On Dive

January 26, 2016 - Here is a side profile of a bald eagle in a dive heading towards the water. It is so amazing how they can control their...
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The Shadows of Eagle's Wings

January 25, 2016 - One of the many challenges of photographing bald eagles, is trying to manage the light. You don't want the white feather...
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Success!

January 24, 2016 - As cold as it was and as important as it is for their survival, you find yourself cheering for the eagle when they get a...
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Glorious Sun-filled Day

January 24, 2016 - Soaring, fishing, and basking in the sun along the Mississippi River on a -10 windchill day is a perfect day for an Amer...
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Fish Inspector

January 23, 2016 - I love watching these eagles multi-task. Catching fish then flying off while either looking at their catch, eating it mi...
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Wind in the Feathers

January 22, 2016 - This Bald Eagle is gliding along the banks of the Mississippi with target in sight. Notice how aerodynamic they are and...
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Fully Committed

January 21, 2016 - I'm not sure a bird can be anymore stretched out and committed to catching that fish than this massive eagle is. With th...
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Falling in Style

January 20, 2016 - As fast as an eagle elevates hundreds of feet in the air, they can drop even faster especially when they have locked ont...
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Locked in a Battle

January 19, 2016 - One of my goals is to get a good talon-locked fight between two eagles. This male and juvenile bald eagle are in a fight...
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American Bald Eagle in Action

January 18, 2016 - Wow, this adult bald eagle was close, possibly one of the closest successful images I've caught of a bald eagle in a fis...
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Dramatic Approach

January 17, 2016 - I love the lighting and angle of the bird in this image. In order to get an eagle fishing image like this one, the condi...
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Eagle in the Spotlight

January 16, 2016 - I made my first trip to the Mississippi today...with the strange winter we've had, the eagle numbers are down but I want...
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A Slow Season for Eagles

January 10, 2016 - This images was taking exactly 1 year ago today when it was much colder along the Mississippi and the eagles were there...
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Dreaming of a Cold Front

December 20, 2015 - Here is an image from January last year and if I'm going to get any opportunity to see and photograph eagles this year,...
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He Is Risen

April 04, 2015 - Rejoice for He is risen on high! Happy Easter!
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Flaring the Wings in Black and White

April 03, 2015 - Both the pose and the coloring of this eagle made it perfect for a black and white edit. I really enjoy this pose.
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Into the Sunset

March 29, 2015 - Sometimes an image can bring peace and comfort during times of difficulty. I hope these two eagles flying together into...
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Graceful Eagle Over Rough Waters

March 23, 2015 - This is the first image that I've edited and posted in quite awhile. Life happens so photography was put on the back-bur...
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Soaring in Heaven's Glow

March 03, 2015 - Historically and religiously the eagle spirit has been symbolically referred to as a messenger of prayer between the hea...
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Extremely Close Flyover

March 02, 2015 - When they fly this close, you don't know if you should keep shooting or duck! Facebook
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A Sunning Eagle

March 01, 2015 - As it looks into the rising, morning sun, this eagle is planning another long day of surviving the cold winter by keepin...
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Simply a Stunning Bird

February 28, 2015 - Keep still and be observant, sometimes the most miraculous can be found in the simplicity of nature. Facebook
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Focused Eagle Eyes

February 27, 2015 - One look from this eagle and you know he means business! Facebook
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A Powerful Glance from a Juvenile Eagle

February 21, 2015 - Here is a nice moment captured between a Juvenile Bald Eagle and myself as it looked my way. I like the wing positions,...
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Colors in Nature- The American Bald Eagle

February 20, 2015 - With the blue sky and the earthy, warm colors of the eagle, you can't help but appreciate the natural colors in the worl...
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King of the Blue Skies

February 19, 2015 - When these eagles are patrolling the blue skies over the Mississippi River, it is clear they are rule air. Facebook
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Cold Liftoff

February 18, 2015 - I really appreciate the earthy tones in this image. The ice adds a nice cool, blue color for the warm sunlit eagle to st...
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On Mighty Wings

February 17, 2015 - I love the head-on shots that display the eagle's outstretched wings. It is simply incredible to see how massive their w...
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Soaring on High

February 16, 2015 - What an incredible site it is to see this bird soaring overhead. Eagles are incredible birds in flight. Facebook
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Fishing on a Cold Morning

February 15, 2015 - Here are what the eagles are doing on bitter cold mornings while many of us are still under the warm covers. Facebook...
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Smooth as Ice

February 13, 2015 - This bald eagle makes it looks easy as it glides over the icy river a fresh dinner. Facebook
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Earth Tones of a Juvenile Bald Eagle

February 10, 2015 - Just a simple image of a passing juvenile bald eagle...a very beautiful juvenile bald eagle. Facebook
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Looking for a Place to Dig In

February 09, 2015 - I like how this eagle has his talons out and ready to dig into one of these ice floats as it lands. Facebook
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Morning Eagle

February 08, 2015 - I hope this image greets everyone on this beautiful Sunday morning with smiling faces. Facebook
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Ice Fishing in Warm Light

February 07, 2015 - Getting light like this while photographing these eagles is a blessing. The morning of Jan. 10th was very pretty. Clouds...
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Giving me a Wink

February 06, 2015 - Here is an eagle actually giving me a wink! Basically, eagles have a nictitating membrane that acts as its eyelid. It is...
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Inches Above the Mississippi

February 06, 2015 - Look at how close to the river this bird was flying just moments before attempting to grab a fish. This always amazes me...
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Juvenile Eagle's Ice Cold Stare

February 04, 2015 - Even the Juvenile's can give a mean stare when they want to...either that or he is frozen solid! Facebook
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Hovering Eagle in Black and White

February 03, 2015 - I love black and white images but they don't always work for my eagle photos as I enjoy the colors of these birds; howev...
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Looking Confident after the Catch

February 02, 2015 - I get the feeling this bald eagle is pretty confident and proud as it flies past me with the fresh catch in its talons....
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Bald Eagle Catching the Light

February 01, 2015 - There is something magical about this bald eagle posing in exquisite light. There is incredible natural beauty in our wo...
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Skimming the Ice

January 31, 2015 - A bald eagle demonstrates very nice form as it approaches its target while skimming the ice. Facebook
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Eye to Eye with a Catch

January 31, 2015 - Here is another unique and, I think, interesting view of an eagle with a fish in the beak. You can see the fish's eye ev...
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Under the Wing

January 30, 2015 - Here is a unique view from under the right wing of this eagle. It gives a good look from a different angle. I like the o...
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An American Beauty- The Bald Eagle

January 30, 2015 - Capturing a portrait of an eagle on its terms isn't always easy but is so much more rewarding...in flight, good light, w...
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A Majestic Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 29, 2015 - Capturing this majestic juvenile bald eagle at just the right angle in front of the snow really helps the bird's feature...
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Beautiful Magnificence

January 28, 2015 - Most of my images of eagles this season have been from my Jan. 10th visit to the Mississippi and I love going through th...
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Something Caught my Eye

January 27, 2015 - I love how this eagle is looking back to the right as it intently looks for a fish to grab. Facebook
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Cold, Cold, Cold

January 27, 2015 - Walking across this ice float has this juvenile bald eagle feeling the chill!:) Feel free to add your own caption and sh...
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In-Flight Meal

January 26, 2015 - It may have been just a bite-size snack, but it was nice of this eagle to give me a good look of his dinner. Facebook...
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American Eagle Basking in the Light

January 25, 2015 - I was thankful for the pretty light shining on this eagle as it was basking on the ice. Facebook Prints
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The Thrill of the Moment

January 24, 2015 - A Moment like this is what it is all about...witnessing a bald eagle catch a fish is breathtaking. I'm not sure any imag...
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Off My Lawn

January 24, 2015 - Here is a mature bald eagle chasing a juvenile off the ice. In wildlife photography, it is always nice to capture intera...
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Here; Get my Good Side

January 23, 2015 - A simple portrait of an eagle standing alone on the icy Mississippi. Facebook Print
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Bald Eagle in Such Brilliance

January 22, 2015 - A beautiful look at bald eagle passing over giving good eye contact and just an idea of how mighty those wings are. Just...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Stare Down

January 21, 2015 - Sometimes the light doesn't cooperate but sometimes the moment is just too good not to appreciate despite the less than...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Going into a Dive

January 20, 2015 - Here is a Juvi showing decent form going into a dive towards the water. The snow actually makes for a decent backdrop fo...
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Bald Eagle in the Zone

January 19, 2015 - I will never get tired of this pose with talons extended. When these birds are closing in on a fish, they are in such a...
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Eagle Sailing over the Icy Mississippi

January 19, 2015 - When they fly by this close and this fast, it is challenging for both the photographer and camera/lens to keep up. It ta...
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Working Hard for Every Bite

January 18, 2015 - Desperate times call for desperate measures. These mature eagles would land on the most stable chunks of ice they could...
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Like Painted Wings

January 18, 2015 - I felt this was an appropriate image to share on this glorious, sun-filled Sunday. What a creation these eagles are with...
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Soaring Over Blue Waters

January 17, 2015 - Check out this soaring bald eagle patrolling the mighty Mississippi River for a meal. The water is looks so blue due to...
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I'll Take That to Go

January 17, 2015 - This mature bald eagle landed just long enough to pick up a snack to eat on the fly...literally. I've seen so many great...
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Young Bald Eagle with a Small Catch

January 16, 2015 - The juvenile bald eagles can be some of the most difficult to photograph because their colors blend so much. At certain...
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Balance Young One

January 15, 2015 - I like this image of a juvenile bald eagle teetering on a piece of ice as it tries to pick up a small fish on the ice. T...
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Poised to Strike

January 14, 2015 - Here is an image of a bald eagle with talons in the "go" position ready to attack. From this compact, side profile, you...
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Intensity Personified

January 14, 2015 - A closer look into the glare of an American Bald Eagle will reveal a look of intensity that demands respect and admirati...
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National Bird - The American Bald Eagle

January 13, 2015 - A symbol of our nation, the bald eagle perseveres. I love this bird and all that it stands for. Facebook Prints
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The Action Star of the Mississippi River

January 12, 2015 - A fish in the talons, water splashing up, left wingtip in the river, a pretty snowy bank for a backdrop, and just enough...
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Tiny Catch

January 11, 2015 - This is my last edit and update for the evening. The shad among the ice flows were quite small and made for some snack-s...
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Eagle on a Snowy Bank

January 11, 2015 - This is one of those images that you take and hope comes out as good on your computer as you think it looked when you to...
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Ice Fishing

January 11, 2015 - Due to the consistent colder weather this last week, the Mississippi River is icing over. Of course the water remains op...
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A Young Bald Eagle on Guard

January 11, 2015 - Here is an image from yesterday's trip to the Mississippi River of a juvenile bald eagle perched on a rock along the riv...
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Eagle Bully

January 10, 2015 - Here is an interesting image from today of one eagle that dropped down on another eagle and pushed down on its head. I'm...
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Memories of Summer

December 04, 2014 - It has been cold for so long this fall and winter that scenes like this seem like a long, distant memory. I'm not compla...
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Foraging for Winter

November 25, 2014 - Here is what many of my favorite winged creatures are doing right now...preparing for winter. This was one of several tu...
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Veteran's Tribute

November 10, 2014 - Here is an edit using one of my Mississippi bald eagle images taken as a silhouette and combined with the American Flag...
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Winter Wingman

November 07, 2014 - I'm finding lots of bald eagle images from last year that I never got around to editing and sharing. I love this view of...
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Return to the Rivers

November 06, 2014 - While cooler weather isn't exciting for most, the dip in temps this week does have me excited for another season of Miss...
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Orchard Oriol in the Brush

July 16, 2014 - This morning I found this male orchard oriole hanging out in this thick brush. He is a little wet from the morning dew,...
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Patrolling the Blooms

July 13, 2014 - Photographing these tiny hummingbirds while they are feeding is challenging enough but getting them while they are weavi...
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Early Bird Gets The Worm

July 12, 2014 - My father-in-law always tells me "the early bird gets the worm" and I always reply with "yes but the second mouse gets t...
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Artful Hummingbird

June 24, 2014 - I love combining nature with the opportunity to be creative and this image is a perfect example. These little ruby-throa...
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A Peeping Female Orchard Oriole

June 21, 2014 - I had the happy surprise a little over a week ago encountering this beautiful female orchard oriole in good light. The m...
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A Beautiful Day for a Drink

June 19, 2014 - This ruby-throated hummingbird has the right idea on a hot summer day. Stay hydrated little buddy! Facebook
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Enjoying the Nectar

June 17, 2014 - As part of my wildlife photography, I try to challenge myself to capture a variety of poses of various birds or animals.
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The Wonderful Journey

June 12, 2014 - I really love this image. I took it this morning very early and when there was still some fog in the cool air. I was mov...
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A Morning Drink for a Hummingbird

June 12, 2014 - I'm pretty excited about this image. It is probably, technically, my best hummingbird image to date. This was taken this...
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Basking Barn Swallow

June 11, 2014 - I love the way the sunlight casts across this colorful barn swallow as he takes a break from his constant patrolling of...
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Sunny Bunny

June 11, 2014 - I have rabbits all over my yard and they can be quite annoying, but in the right environment and light, they are as beau...
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Dinner for Two

June 10, 2014 - Here is a moment I was able to capture of these two love birds. It was pretty awesome actually watching this robin get t...
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A Hummingbird's World

June 09, 2014 - Enter the world of a hummingbird...it is quite amazing. They zip in and out of these dense flowers and foliage at awesom...
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Early Summer Ruby-throated Hummingbird

June 08, 2014 - Despite difficult lighting due to thick cloud-cover, I managed this image of a ruby-throated hummingbird feeding from be...
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A Skipping Lesser Yellow Leg

May 02, 2014 - I'm not the best at identifying some of these shore birds but I'm pretty positive this is a lesser yellowleg. I love the...
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Among the Cattails

April 27, 2014 - Many times I hear these red-winged blackbirds moving and calling from within the reeds and cattails. Sometimes you see t...
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Blue-winged Teal Couple in Flight

April 26, 2014 - These are beautiful ducks, especially in flight. I had the opportunity to make a quick visit to Emiquon National Wildlif...
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Into the Wind

April 22, 2014 - It appears that these two pelicans are looking at me but they are actually fighting the gusty wind on Lake Evergreen as...
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Eastern Bluebird in Sunny Fields

April 21, 2014 - This beautiful bluebird was a striking sight perched in front of this sunlit field. I love images where I can make the s...
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Bufflehead Love

April 11, 2014 - This pair was head off to a nice secluded cove to celebrate Spring! Facebook
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Double-crested Cormorant In-Flight--

April 10, 2014 - Here is another migratory shore bird for the evening...a double-crested Cormorant. There were several of these cormorant...
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I Am.....Batman

April 09, 2014 - This Eastern Bluebird struck this pose and I remember thinking, "Who does he think he is...Batman?". There was just enou...
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Can't Bear to Watch

March 17, 2014 - I found this image interesting with the goose hiding his head in the background as if he just can't watch the eagle make...
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A Prized Catch

March 14, 2014 - The lighting for this image wasn't ideal, which made editing the image difficult. There was harsh light on the eagle's h...
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Warm Winter Sunlight

March 13, 2014 - I love the warm light the sun casts across this bird even though it was bitterly cold out. Light is the photographer's f...
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Portrait of Intimidation

March 12, 2014 - The stare down here would intimidate anyone...such a presence that demands respect. Facebook
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Underbelly of the Beast

March 11, 2014 - This bird actually flew so close that I was forced to clip off most of the wings. While this isn't an ideal photo, I lik...
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Surrounded

March 10, 2014 - This image shows how these birds will surrounded another bird with a fish. The eagle sandwiched in the middle ended up d...
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Brighten the Blue Winter Landscape

March 10, 2014 - I love the warm colors of this bald eagle against the cold winter-scape along the Mississippi River. Facebook
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Eagle Close-up Action Scene

March 09, 2014 - Here is an interesting close-up of the eagle with a catch. Notice you can see the eagle's eye and the fish's eye. I also...
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Going for the Steal

March 08, 2014 - I love watching these eagles fight in the air for the fish. One bird will actually invert and try to grab the fish out o...
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A Winter Bald Eagle in Flight

March 08, 2014 - It feels good capturing clear, sharp images of eagles in flight or fishing, but I love it when I can capture them in the...
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Nature's Live Action Hero

March 07, 2014 - I had to share this one because I like the action pose. It isn't the sharpest, cleanest image I have but sometimes I go...
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Stoic Regalness

March 06, 2014 - I was thankful this bird sat and perched ford a long time in the late morning sun for me. He gave me a few poses but thi...
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Free Sailing

March 05, 2014 - I love when they fly low and hot like this in anticipation of grabbing a fish. They are really moving and keeping the ea...
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Flying Off with a Fresh Catch

March 04, 2014 - Here is another unique angle of a bald eagle with a fish. I really like the warm sun colors illuminating his back. I wis...
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Hovering Bald Eagle on the Mississippi

March 03, 2014 - This images seems to freeze the bald eagle as he hovers over the river with the view of Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississip...
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Mississippi River Bald Eagle in Flight

March 02, 2014 - I hope you all enjoy this image of a bald eagle flying over the Great Mississippi River...nothing is more majestic or pe...
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Coming for You!

March 01, 2014 - I can't quite describe the feeling you get when looking through the camera's viewfinder with a 400mm lens and you lock e...
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At Peace in Flight

February 28, 2014 - It must be an amazing feeling soaring like an eagle. I can only image how peaceful it must be gliding over beautiful cou...
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Sweet Success

February 27, 2014 - It is nice seeing a perfectly healthy bald eagle successfully catching a desperately needed winter meal. Well done bald...
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Eagle Flight Portrait

February 26, 2014 - I like capturing the eagle in flight with the wing as a backdrop for eagle's brilliant white head. It makes for a nice p...
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Attack Formation

February 25, 2014 - Such a beautiful bird even when they are in attack mode. They generate so much speed, can put on the breaks in split-mom...
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Eagle in Simple Elegance

February 24, 2014 - Every year I drive over to Lock and Dam 14, South of Le Clair, IA (only about a 2 hour drive for me). The eagles congreg...
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Eagle in a Wintery Scene

February 23, 2014 - A winter background is just right for this eagle to show off his catch in the midday sun. Feel free to share this post t...
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Admiring My Catch

February 23, 2014 - A unique angle of an eagle checking out his catch. Facebook
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Sunday Afternoon Fishing

February 23, 2014 - One of my favorite things to do on Sunday's is fish, but watching these birds fish in the afternoon sun on a cold, winte...
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A Closer Look into a Catch

February 22, 2014 - I do my best to try not to clip off wings in most shots but sometimes a closer crop gives a unique look at these birds a...
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Midwest Winter Eagle

February 22, 2014 - I really like the composition of this shot. The eagle's wings parallel the contour of the snowy hill and the tree tops....
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An American Symbol

February 22, 2014 - I've been under the weather with the flu bug the past couple of days, but am starting to feel a little bit better. I fig...
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Look of Anticipation

February 20, 2014 - Here is another one of my favorite eagle poses. I love the side view of the eagle leaning back and extending the talons...
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Intense Focus

February 19, 2014 - I love the intensity these birds bring. Their vision is so good and when they set their eyes on their targets you can al...
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Peeking Through

February 19, 2014 - I love this classic eagle pose...it is one of my favorites. Notice the eye is sharp and peering through wing feathers. T...
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Eagle Over Glistening Water

February 19, 2014 - There are certainly challenges to shooting on a bright, shiny day. This isn't exposed perfectly as the eagle is a bit da...
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Perfect Day to Soar

February 19, 2014 - One of the most breathtaking moments when watching bald eagles is seeing them soar in a clear, blue sky. It is a spectac...
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Is It Something I Said?

February 18, 2014 - I love to watch them interact. The call at each other, chase and fight each other for fish, and I believe they play with...
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Nature's Art in Motion

February 18, 2014 - Watching eagles soar, dive, and fish is like watching living art perform amazing tasks. They are simply beautiful with t...
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Trying to Make Friends

February 17, 2014 - It is important to look around for possible images. There were over 20 images in the tree, but over in the snow I notice...
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Lowered the Landing Gear

February 16, 2014 - This was my first image from today (2-16-14). I love when they lower their talons in preparation to land or catch their...
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Dramatic Flair

February 15, 2014 - Even though he missed the fish, this juvenile sure demonstrated a flair for the dramatics. Wings spread, tail feathers a...
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Soaring By Rocky Shores

February 13, 2014 - I love the earthy tones of this image and the way they compliment the eagle's colors and markings. Once again, you get a...
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Eagle in a Black and White Landscape

February 12, 2014 - Many times I take an image with a plan for black and white processing in mind. This is one particular image. I remember...
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Lean Into It

February 12, 2014 - A side profile of fishing moment as the eagle clutches the catch before taking off again. I like the composition and the...
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A Swing and a Miss

February 08, 2014 - Even the most mature and experienced eagles miss and come up empty sometimes. As a photographer, this is a reassuring...
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Lining it Up

February 06, 2014 - Once again, I love when I get an opportunity to photograph the eagles flying right at me. Look at the concentration this...
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Beautiful Form

February 05, 2014 - Another eagle lining up his approach. He doesn't take his eye off his target and lines up the perfect angle. If it doesn...
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Up-close and Personal

February 05, 2014 - I really enjoy getting back home and uploading images to my computer to see them up close. I knew this eagle was flying...
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Acceleration

February 04, 2014 - When they get those big wings flapping and then tuck them in, they can really pick up the speed. You better have your ca...
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On Cruise Control

February 03, 2014 - Eagles make it look ease soaring like they have the cruise control on. Fast, effective, and they look cool doing it. I l...
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That's It?

February 01, 2014 - I can just imagine this juvenile bald eagle thinking, "All that work for this?" These are the sizes they typically put i...
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In His Sights

January 20, 2014 - I went to the L&D14 on the Mississippi River again today (1-20-14) and once again had some success as you can see from m...
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Once Endangered

January 18, 2014 - I really like this image. It represents nature, our planet, its beauty, and hope for its future. The sun had almost set...
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Plotting his Next Move

January 18, 2014 - They are always looking for and analyzing their next catch. It is amazing to watch them locate, circle, and plan their a...
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Snow Banks on the Mississippi

January 17, 2014 - I can't get enough of these eagle images in front of the snowy, rocky banks of the Mississippi. It makes for a magical b...
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Showing Off II

January 16, 2014 - To follow up yesterday's image of "Showing Off", here is another juvenile bald eagle showing off his brilliant golden co...
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Showing Off

January 15, 2014 - When the late after noon sun hits these juvenile bald eagles, the results are stunning. This low flyer really shows off...
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Fly-By at Eye Level

January 15, 2014 - What could make this already pretty winter landscape better? A bald eagle with a fresh catch. Sometimes winter colors ca...
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Soaring Along

January 14, 2014 - Peaceful, elegant, powerful, majestic, no matter how you describe it....they make it look easy. Follow me on Facebook...
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Walking on Water

January 13, 2014 - This is a cool pose where the eagle is grabbing the fish, which you can somewhat see if you look close. With the proper...
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Low Flyer

January 12, 2014 - This is one of those times I wish we could attach a Go-Pro camera to a bald eagle to see life through their vantage poin...
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Magic on the Mississippi

January 11, 2014 - Title says it all...love the pose and light against the white snow. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Follow me on Facebook!...
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Majestic Winter Eagle

January 10, 2014 - I love images that show off the eagle's features and markings; however, images like this one really tell the story. Incl...
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A Close-Up Fly-By

January 10, 2014 - The eagles will fly directly over you sometimes, which offers a great view. It was pretty cool taking my kids one time a...
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Mid-Air Pose

January 09, 2014 - I love when the eagles check out their fresh catch. Sometimes they transfer it to their beak and eat in while flying. I...
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Speedster

January 08, 2014 - These birds really know how to turn on the jets. They tuck their wings in and its like they hit another gear darting to...
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Drifting

January 07, 2014 - I'm really loving some of these images of the eagles flying over the snow. It gives a great, natural looking backdrop to...
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Power and Grace

January 07, 2014 - Another from my recent trip to the Mississippi River to photograph bald eagles fishing. What a treasure right in our "ba...
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Eye on the Prize

January 06, 2014 - This may be a new personal favorite. Sharp focus, great light, good pose, and nice details. This one would make a cool p...
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Getting a Grip

January 05, 2014 - I always try to track the birds with my lens and save a few images for the buffer even after they make their catch. They...
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Winter Geese

December 24, 2013 - I have a new lens to play with and this was one of my first images with it. It is the 400mm f/5.6. It will be a great ad...
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Basking in the Sun

August 05, 2013 - The hummingbirds proved to be a challenge this week, but I still managed a couple of images. I caught this one perched a...
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Red-Winged Blackbird

June 19, 2013 - Lake Dawson have several of these cattails growing along one of my favorite trails. I always think to myself that it wou...
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Illinois Summer Scene

June 09, 2013 - As I drive around looking for specific nature, wildlife, or landscape images, I try to keep my mind open to anything tha...
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Morning Song

June 02, 2013 - One of my favorite things is listening to song birds sing their little hearts out. Cheesy?....maybe, but peaceful and re...
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We Were Just Leaving

February 16, 2013 - Having early or late light on a subject can change the whole "feeling" of an image. See geese like these take off is a v...
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Wait For Us

January 14, 2013 - Geese Running Off Into the Sunset...so romantic. I love the colors of this image. You have the vibrant reflection of the...
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On Top of the World

January 12, 2013 - I like how this image gives the viewer a sense of what it would be like to soar with an Eagle. What an amazing way to tr...
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Eagle in Lovely Light

January 08, 2013 - Good natural light can make the difference between a nice photo and a great photo. I would photograph these amazing bird...
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